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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-08-01 00:31:53 -0700 | political-news

Several agencies have thrown their support behind the disabilities bill passed in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, which is to provide legislative backbone for the rights of persons with disabilities to be recognised. Reverend Lenworth Anglin, past president of...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-08-01 00:31:49 -0700 | technology-news

Sheldon Williams, Staff Reporter Donald Taylor gets about using crutches. He has to concentrate when standing and balancing the weight of his body as he also wears a brace on his left leg. This has been his reality for all...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-08-01 00:31:48 -0700 | allnews

Valerie Neita-Robertson, Peter Champagnie, and Christopher Townsend - gave verbal notice of appeal. "We feel like we have a good basis for an appeal," Neita-Robertson told The Gleaner before declining to discuss the grounds on which it would be filed....
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-08-01 00:31:48 -0700 | political-news

Residents of several west Kingston communities are to walk through the capital's crime hotspots today as a symbol of solidarity in reclaiming their communities from the grip of gangs, crime and violence. The unity walk is scheduled to commence at...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-08-01 00:31:48 -0700 | green-news

Many Jamaicans jumped for joy yesterday as heavy rains drenched sections of the country for the first time in months. But Jeffery Spooner, director of the Meteorological Service of Jamaica, said that is not enough to break the drought that...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-08-01 00:31:48 -0700 | political-news

Jamaicans are being urged to rise above the challenges and emulate the resilient attitude of leaders who fought for freedom of the country...UP The prime minister also urged persons to not give in easily to the odds that they encounter...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-08-01 00:42:00 -0700 | political-news

Local Government and Community Development is looking at yearend as the new deadline for the passage of legislation that will herald an updated legal building code, essential to bolstering Jamaica's earthquake readiness. The ministry had earlier announced a March 31...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-08-01 00:41:59 -0700 | technology-news

Petrojam Limited said it has expanded its summer work programme beyond just employing students to work at their own offices and plant. The company said for this summer alone, it has 222 students participating in the programme in 14 other...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-08-01 00:41:59 -0700 | political-news

Kamina Johnson Smith and Marlene Malahoo Forte have submitted a minority report to the Upper House in the wake of deliberations by the Senate Regulations Committee on the Office of Utilities Regulation (Amendment of First Schedule to the Act) Order,...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Montego Bay :: Jamaica | updated 2014-08-01 00:41:56 -0700 | allnews

Shalman Scott is questioning the validity of Jamaica's orthodox history, claiming huge chunks are steeped in errors and deliberate omissions, especially accounts of Sam Sharpe rebellion and issues relating to the development of the Church. "From more than one sources,...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-31 23:57:39 -0700 | entertainment-news

Christopher Walker is a recently tenured associate professor of dance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison...He described his 25-minute dance, 'Rough Drafts', as "a reflection of the belief that living is a process of learning, discovering and growing."
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-31 23:57:37 -0700 | entertainment-news

Eighteen year-old Lisa Escalona wants to be an icon and role model for others, which she believes can be accomplished by becoming a successful model. A sixth former at St Hugh's High School, Lisa loves swimming, dancing and modelling...Lisa hopes...
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Breaking News: Usain Bolt may race until 2017
   
Posted by: kumarps

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2013-09-28 01:00:16 -0700 | sports-news

Jamaican sprint hero Usain Bolt said he could race until 2017 World Championships.The six-time Olympic gold medallist earlier this month said he may retire after the 2016 Rio Olympic games. He had decided to delay his retirement plan for one...
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Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2013-12-19 12:41:11 -0800 | disasters-news

Jamaican police should conduct a thorough, impartial and effective investigation into the murder of Dwayne Jones at the hands of a mob in Montego Bay, sometime between July 21 and 22, Human Rights Watch said. Jones, 16, was found dead...
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Breaking News: Out With The Old And In With The New: Reviewing The Illegality of Abortion in Jamaica
   
Posted by: Sherice

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2013-07-03 03:30:23 -0700 | political-news

In Jamaica, the current law on abortion is contained in sections 72 and 73 of the Offences Against the Person Act. Under the Act, a pregnant mother and any doctor or other person who helps to procure an abortion is...
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